35+ Sweet Potato Health Benefits – II

Sweet Potato Health Benefits

In our previous article about the Sweet Potato Health Benefits, we have stressed its curing effects in preventing Arteriosclerosis, Cancers, Heart diseases, relieving Asthma attacks, reducing Arthritis pain, curing Stomach ulcers and lot more. If  you have missed it click here to read it.  This article elaborates on other important health issues and their recovery by using sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Health Benefits

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The below are the remaining sweet potato health benefits which can be used to get reliefs from day-to-day problems.

Sweet Potato Health Benefits

  • For Diabetes: Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index when compared with others. It is a very good blood sugar regulator, helps to stabilize and lower insulin resistance. Diabetics will benefit from eating sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, rice and flour which have a high glycemic index.
  • Prevent Emphysema: Cigarette smoking creates a deficiency of vitamin A and causes emphysema and other health problems to the lungs. Smokers and people who inhale passive smoke should include foods high in vitamin A in the diet. Sweet potatoes are loaded with this vitamin.
  • Weight management: One of the health benefits the sweet potato is having the lowest glycemic index among root veggies because it digests very slowly, causing a gradual rise in blood sugar which helps you feel full for longer time. In contrast, it also helps in gaining weight for lean people, because of its carbohydrates, dietary fiber, proteins and minerals. It gives energy and healthy body.
  • Lower cholesterol: A study showed that eating sweet potatoes could lower LDL cholesterol by as much as 29%.
  • Prevent muscle cramps: Regular consumption of sweet potatoes boosts energy and prevent muscle cramps due to the presence of potassium in them.
  • Relieve stress: In cases of stress, metabolic rate rises, causing reduced levels of potassium in the body. Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium, it re-balances the vital mineral and helps normalize the heartbeat. This in turn sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body’s water balance.
  • Prevent depression: Sweet potatoes help to stabilize blood sugar levels and this makes sweet potato a natural antidepressant. When your blood sugar is stabilized, your mood is steadier and calmer.
  • Improve eyesight: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, which is great for the eyes. Vitamin A, along with other antioxidants, helps prevent night blindness, cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Mood regulator: Eating a sweet potato gives energy and elevates the mood. Sweet potato is also rich in vitamin B9, or Folate. Folate is an essential for brain to produce the neurotransmitters that regulate mood, as well as other vital bodily functions.

We  have listed the majority of the important Sweet Potato Health Benefits in this article. If you have missed to read our previous article on Sweet Potato Health Benefitsclick here to read about it. Also, if you would like to add any other benefits  or cures which fit in the above category list, please let us know so that we can add them to this Sweet Potato Health Benefits article.